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“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream...

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream…

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream... Giving the dream speech

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream… Giving the dream speech

Martin Luther King –  I Have a Dream Speech – August 28, 1963

Although his life was cut short (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968), Dr Martin Luther King‘s legacy in the Civil Rights Movement and his impassioned speeches live on.  One memorable day, on August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have A Dream” Speech as part of his Address at the March on Washington  in Washington, D.C.  Little did he know that his inspiring message will continue to resonate in the hearts and minds of people around the world. Dr King was a visionary, a man with great kismet, and his message in the Dream speech was a gift and a blessing to remind us all that we are one spirit…  Today, I am grateful to honor his memory and legacy. 

“I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.” President Barack Obama

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream...

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream…

President Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration Speech

This is also a special day because President Obama was sworn in for his 2nd term as the leader of this great nation. He is a product of the dream and my prayer is that we all find it in our hearts to encourage and support others to pursue their dreams regardless of isms and barriers. We can be a light in someone’s life; especially someone from another ethnicity, religion or culture. Let’s do our bit for our community, Dr King’s legacy and build faith in the dream.

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“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream...

Dr. Martin Luther King & President Obama: Faith In The Dream…

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr Martin Luther King’s eloquence and great courage led a generation of oppressed people into a new dawn. We are all beneficiaries of his faith in the dream. May we continue to honor his legacy and spirit by honoring the best in each other. Stay Inspired, have a blessed week and thank you for stopping by! :-)
*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on reading and commenting on your blogs. Thank you all for your patience! :-)What are your views on this special occasion? Do Share!

Positive Motivation Tip: We all have legacies to bequeath.. Let’s make sure it inspires and uplifts because we are committed to uplifting and inspiring others…

PHOTO CREDITS:  All Photos  Dr. MLK, jr, MLK Dream SpeechPresident Obama, Dr. MLK. jr, via Wikipedia.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


49 Comments leave one →
  1. 21/01/2013 11:40 pm

    What a morning it was! I listened to the president’s speech on the way to work this morning. I heard MLK. I heard Lincoln. I heard a call to action. I heard that although it is self-evident that we are all equal, it doesn’t mean it will Just happen. We have to work at it.

    Well, I’ve rolled up my sleeves and I’m prepared to get workin’!

    • 23/01/2013 2:40 pm

      TY Dear one and it was all quite remarkable too… Yes, we do have to keep chipping away at the hatreds but we have overcome plenty… So upwards and onwards! 😉

  2. 22/01/2013 12:57 am

    Martin Luther King has always been one of my heroes, and reading this post reminded me why that is. What a wise and brave man he was

    • 23/01/2013 2:42 pm

      He was a remarkable fellow Indeed… TY for your input. 😉

  3. 22/01/2013 2:30 am

    Thank you for such a beautiful, inspiring and comprehensive post about President Obama’s inauguration and the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was going to write about this memorable day in our history, but you beat me! I couldn’t have written it better. I am reblogging your post to keep it as a memory as well as a reminder that “everyone is equal”. This weekend, I have also seen the movie “Lincoln” which is very timely for this celebration.
    Thanks again, Elizabeth. You did a fantastic post.

    Tonight, as I was watching CNN about the inauguration, I heard one of the journalists mentioned the book “the power of now” by Eckhart Tolle. I had read this book some years ago and was a fan of his teaching. Indeed, President Obama, this is your NOW.

    • 23/01/2013 2:43 pm

      Yes… I like that connection with Eckhart’s book… The time is NOW.
      TY for the comment and pingback! Much appreciated. 😉

  4. 22/01/2013 2:35 am

    Reblogged this on from "curiosita" to.. and commented:
    Thank you for a wonderful post. “Our journey is not complete until…”

  5. 22/01/2013 2:37 am

    I was glued to the TV during the inauguration. A very historic event. Thank you for sharing your comprehensive post on it.


    • 23/01/2013 2:45 pm

      Quite the passage of history and the intersection of two great lives… Magical! TY! 🙂

  6. 22/01/2013 3:45 am

    I was glued to the TV during the inauguration – great speeches and music, giving hope …

  7. 22/01/2013 4:04 am

    Wonderful post – I really believe that this is the right way for the americans and for us (their friends) outside US… 🙂

    • 23/01/2013 2:47 pm

      Indeed… I agree with you too.. America needs this shift in its outlook and history… ALL good ! TY 😉

  8. 22/01/2013 4:20 am

    It is wonderful how far the civil rights movement brought a people.

    • 23/01/2013 2:49 pm

      Yes… we have come a long way… Globally! Glad to see you visit Colline. Long time! 🙂 TY!

  9. 22/01/2013 6:16 am

    I was so proud to be alive to see such important history unfold yesterday. My grandparents fought for such a day and although they couldn’t be here to see it with their eyes….they get to see it through mine! 🙂

    • 23/01/2013 2:50 pm

      You said it for many folk… Such an historic moment. 🙂

  10. 22/01/2013 6:35 am

    I hadn’t seen the inauguration, thanks for sharing it!

    • 23/01/2013 2:51 pm

      TY for stopping in C! Hope you enjoy the speech… Still on my way back to you TY! 🙂

    • 23/01/2013 2:52 pm

      TY for your link and will check it out soon. TY! 🙂

  11. 22/01/2013 6:52 am

    Wonderful sharing of eloquent, timeless words ~ Kat

    • 23/01/2013 2:53 pm

      TY Kat! Quite the amazing journey and videos… TY! 🙂

  12. 22/01/2013 9:03 am

    It was such an inspiring and emotional day Elizabeth, wasn’t it? I felt so proud to be an American. To have this President’s inauguration on Martin Luther King Jr.’s day was an amazing coincidence that gave all of it so much richer meaning. You honored it perfectly here.

    • 23/01/2013 2:54 pm

      TY Barb! I imagined so too… It was a great day. A fortuitous moment. 🙂

  13. 22/01/2013 10:05 am

    Oh I so hope that Mr Obama has a really successful term with lots of change for the better.

    • 23/01/2013 2:55 pm

      Same here… he needs all the positive energy he can get. TY! 😉

  14. 22/01/2013 11:46 am

    America needs something at the moment and I’m really hoping Obama is that ‘something’. Martin Luther King was a great man with a great vision and Obama is living proof of that vision.

    • 23/01/2013 2:56 pm

      Indeed… I hope and pray so too.. So many hurting and in need of healing. TY D! 🙂

  15. 22/01/2013 2:06 pm

    Thank you so much, Elizabeth! Dr. King had the great vision of “I had a dream” when equality was not there for many people. I was in tears when President Obama spoke about the equality…
    We can put all the expectations onto the President for changes, he is there to lead, but it’s also our responsibility…

    • 23/01/2013 2:58 pm

      It is our responsibility to do the hate ending work… You nailed it Amy… TY! 🙂

  16. 22/01/2013 5:23 pm

    I was glued to the tv. What a day!

  17. 23/01/2013 12:23 am

    I watched the inauguration live and rejoiced too Eliz! What a legacy!

  18. 23/01/2013 1:30 pm

    I just pray God would help him and surround him with the right counsellors.

    • 23/01/2013 3:09 pm

      Amen to that… he will need such guidance. Glad to connect with you. 🙂

  19. 24/01/2013 10:42 am

    Me gusta mucho esto. Wonderful post!
    Thank you so much, Elizabeth Muchas gracias! 🙂

  20. 25/01/2013 12:40 am

    Dr King’s speech always gives me goosebumps. What an incredible orator he was.

    • 27/01/2013 1:39 pm

      Indeed… That speech still gets me… tears, goosebumps and more. TY! 🙂

  21. 25/01/2013 2:06 pm

    what a wonderful post. I get so despairing of people, but posts like this remind me of the special ones who make it possible we will get better

    • 27/01/2013 1:41 pm

      TY Jo! So true… We shall all overcome someday in this wonderfully complex world of ours. 🙂

  22. 26/01/2013 4:27 pm

    Although it was a sad occasion, I thought losing his grandmother just before the first election was a good sign. Being inaugurated on MLK’s holiday is like having things come full circle. The president’s definitely fulfilling his purpose!

    • 27/01/2013 1:49 pm

      He is fulfilling his destiny and we are all reminded that the dream is alive… TY Marcia! 🙂

  23. 04/03/2013 5:58 am

    Being a Danish citizen and lived most of my life in Denmark I had a dream as well. I was so sad to know that some has to be killed to get there where we are today.


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